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Prelinger Archives
by Various
movies
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Collection of TV commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium.
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Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism, Advertising: History
Prelinger Archives
by Various
movies
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favorite 325
comment 33
Examples of broadcast advertising from the 1950s and 1960s.
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Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism
Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 311,582
favorite 232
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from tape 0517 PA8151 Burlesque (including Sheree) 016.10, PA6908
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Topic: need meta
Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 415,082
favorite 297
comment 26
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 26 reviews )
Topics: need keyword, Stag
Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 450,188
favorite 378
comment 28
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Topics: need keyword, Stag
Prelinger Archives
by Sutherland (John) Productions
movies
eye 441,019
favorite 305
comment 37
This Cold War-era cartoon uses humor to tout the dangers of Communism and the benefits of capitalism.
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Topics: Cold War, Animation: Advertising, Capitalism
Ourmedia
by Long John Nebel
audio
eye 5,135
favorite 2
comment 0
6-21-57 George Van Tassel tells how he rode in a flying saucer, and of his discussions with the alien who was flying it. Dan Fry; M.K. Jessup; Hans Stephan Santeson
Topic: ufo flying saucer
Old Time Radio
audio
eye 18,643
favorite 16
comment 4
Caustic half-hour satires by the cantankerous comedian and future "I've Got a Secret" panelist.
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FedFlix
by Federal Civil Defense Administration
movies
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favorite 102
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Federal Civil Defense Administration Duck and Cover ( Wikipedia ) NTIS AVA11109VNB1 From the Wikipedia: Duck and Cover was a social guidance film produced in 1951 by the United States federal government's Civil Defense branch shortly after the Soviet Union began nuclear testing. Written by Raymond J. Mauer and directed by Anthony Rizzo of Archer Productions and made with the help of schoolchildren from New York City and Astoria, New York, it was shown in schools as the cornerstone of the...
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Topics: FedFlix, ntis.gov
A collection of 1958 commercials for Alka-Seltzer with Buster Keaton (no, he was not an ingrediant in Alka-Seltzer, but he appears in the commercials).
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Topics: Alka-Seltzer, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Buster Keaton, Old, Classic TV Commercial, Classic TV...
Irdial
audio
eye 1.2M
favorite 302
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For more than 30 years the Shortwave radio spectrum has been used by the worlds intelligence agencies to transmit secret messages. These messages are transmitted by hundreds of Numbers Stations. Shortwave Numbers Stations are a perfect method of anonymous, one way communication. Spies located anywhere in the world can be communicated to by their masters via small, locally available, and unmodified Shortwave receivers. The encryption system used by Numbers Stations, known as a one time pad is...
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Prelinger Archives
by Unknown
movies
eye 31,441
favorite 24
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Operations of the Southern Pacific Railroad, with many images of the territory that it serves. With excellent footage of snow management and removal operations in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
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Topics: Transportation: Railroad, U.S.: West, California: History and culture
Prelinger Archives
by National Broadcasting Company (NBC)
movies
eye 36,766
favorite 29
comment 5
Behind the scenes tour of NBC's radio and television broadcasting facilities at Rockefeller Center, New York City.
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Topics: Media: Radio, New York City
Prelinger Archives
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
movies
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Shows transportation corridors leading into and out of New York City, and efforts at transportation and infrastructure planning.
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Topics: New York City, Transportation: General, City planning
Prelinger Archives
by Dudley Pictures Corporation
movies
eye 53,085
favorite 49
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Railroads and how they keep the U.S. economy rolling.
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Topic: Transportation: Railroad
Old Time Radio
by Old Time Radio Researchers Group
audio
eye 278,250
favorite 280
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THE BLACK MUSEUM Opening in 1875, the Crime Museum at Scotland Yard is the oldest museum in the world purely for recording crime. The name "Black Museum" was coined in 1877 by a reporter from "The Observer", a London newspaper, although the museum is still referred to as the Crime Museum. It is this museum that inspired The Black Museum radio series, produced in London by Harry Alan Towers. From Jay Hickerson's "The Ultimate History of Network Radio Programming and...
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Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, OTR, Old Time Radio, OTRR Set, OTRR Single Episodes, Black...
Old Time Radio
by Old Time Radio Researchers Group
audio
eye 311,844
favorite 281
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CRIME CLASSICS Crime Classics came to CBS September 30, 1953 and was a neat little series of "true crime stories". The show introduced itself succinctly: "Crime Classics, a series of true crime stories from the records and newspapers of every land, from every time. Your host each week, Mr. Thomas Hyland -- connoisseur of crime, student of violence, and teller of murders." Thomas Hyland was played by Lou Merrill, although you'd never know it was an "actor" doing the...
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Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Set, OTRR Single Episodes, Crime...
Old Time Radio
by Old Time Radio Researchers Group
audio
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favorite 172
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AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO An Evening with Groucho is a look at the life of Groucho Marx and the Marx Brothers, as told by Groucho. Groucho Marx Biography Born: October 2, 1890 in New York City, New York Died: August 19, 1977 in Los Angeles, California Groucho was born Julius Henry Marx on October 2, 1890 in New York. He was the third of the five surviving sons of Sam and Minnie Marx. He was the first of the brothers to start stage career aged 15 in an act called The Leroy Trio . Other acts...
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Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, OTR, Old Time Radio, OTRR Set, OTRR Single Episodes, An...
Sci-Fi / Horror
by David O. Selznick, Merian C. Cooper
movies
eye 226,408
favorite 205
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Ship wrecked Bob Rainsford (Joel McCrea) crawls ashore on a mysterious island and finds his way to a creepy castle inhabited by a Russian Count named Zaroff (Leslie Banks). There he meets the lovely Eve (Fay Wray) and her drunken brother Martin (Robert Armstrong), who were also ship wrecked. It turns out that the "Game" of the title is the mad Count hunting down and killing human prey.
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Topics: Adventure, Thriller, Horror, Mystery, Fay Wray
The Video Cellar Collection
by Edwin S Porter
movies
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Filmed in November 1903 at Edison's New York studio, at Essex County Park in New Jersey, and along the Lackawanna railroad and released in December 1903, "The Great Train Robbery" is considered to be one of the first significant early US narrative films. Greatly influenced by the British film "Daring Daylight Robbery" (1903) it introduced many new cinematic techniques (cross cutting, double exposure, camera movement and location shooting) to American audiences. It was...
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Topics: 1903, Silent, Thomas Edison, Edwin S Porter, Great Train Robbery, pdmovies
Silent Films
by D.W. Griffith
movies
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In its time, "The Birth of a Nation" was a masterpiece. Its racist undertones and revisionism are quite disturbing, but it is still worth watching for its historical influence. IMDb entry: http://imdb.com/title/tt0004972/
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Topics: D.W. Griffith, The Clansman, Silent, pdmovies
Silent Films
movies
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favorite 23
comment 0
Charlie Chaplin's 33rd Film Released Nov. 14 1914. Tillie's Punctured Romance was the first feature-length comedy film from Keystone Film Company and the Christie Film Company, produced in 1914. A silent film directed by Mack Sennett, the film stars Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand, and Charlie Chaplin, as well as the Keystone Kops. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004707/
Topics: Charlie Chaplin, Silents
Comedy Films
by Boris Morros
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favorite 107
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This was the first comedy that Laurel and Hardy starred in without producer Hal Roach, although they had previously been "guest stars" in four MGM movies. After they finished making "The Flying Deuces," they returned to Hal Roach Studios to make films. In order to make this movie, producer Boris Morros bought the rights to the 1931 French film "Les deux legionnaires," which had a similar plot. "The Flying Deuces" was Morros' first independent production...
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Topics: Comedy, Laurel And Hardy
Silent Films
by Carl Laemmle
movies
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favorite 344
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At the Opera of Paris, a mysterious phantom threatens a famous lyric singer, Carlotta and thus forces her to give up her role (Marguerite in Faust) for unknown Christine Daae. Christine meets this phantom (a masked man) in the catacombs, where he lives.
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Topics: silent, drama, horror, pdmovies
Silent Films
by Thomas Edison
movies
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favorite 274
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This is Edison's COMPLETE 1910 silent Frankenstein film.
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Topics: Edison, Silent, Horror, Frankenstein
Feature Films
movies
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favorite 60
comment 3
A group of crooks are headed to Africa in search of land with Uranium. Mystic Nights Videos
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Topics: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley, Peter Lorre, Edward Underdown,...
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
etree
eye 1.1M
favorite 2,176
comment 211
Morning Dew, Beat It On Down The Line, Ramble On Rose, Jack Straw, Wave That Flag, Looks Like Rain, Box Of Rain, They Love Each Other, The Race is On, Row Jimmy, El Paso, Bird Song, Playin' In The Band Eyes Of The World-> Stella Blue, Big River, Here Comes Sunshine, Around & Around, Dark Star-> He's Gone-> Wharf Rat-> Truckin', Sugar Magnolia It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry*, That's Alright Mama*, Promised Land*, Not Fade Away*-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin'...
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Topic: Soundboard
Source: Soundboard
Books to Borrow
by Devoto, Pat Cunningham
texts
eye 41
favorite 1
comment 0
Map on lining papers
Topics: Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.), Civil rights movements, Political campaigns, Voter...
Books to Borrow
by Coleman, Evelyn, 1948-
texts
eye 51
favorite 3
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"American girl."
Topics: Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962, Ku Klux Klan (1915- ), African Americans, African Americans,...
As a leader of social change in the South, Myles Horton (1) unionized southern textile workers and coal miners and advanced civil rights through his Highlander school; (2) conducted Highlander workshops for black leaders; (3) first popularized the song "We Shall Overcome"; and (4) initiated Citizenship Schools to help blacks register to vote. As a youth, he questioned racial inequality. He was dismayed at unfair labor practices in a Tennessee factory and urged workers to organize....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Activism, Adult Education, Biographies, Black History, Civil Rights, Conflict...
Highlander Folk School is an adult education center located in eastern Tennessee that was formed in 1932 by Myles Horton and continues today. Myles Horton (1905-1990) hoped to create an independent adult learning center where people could come together and address their problems. He wanted to create a public space where people could learn from each other and use education as a means to challenge the unjust social systems affecting their lives. Highlander was built on principles of democracy;...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Democracy, Folk Schools, Adult Education, Social Systems, Educational Philosophy,...
National Security Internet Archive (NSIA)
by FBI; FBI; FBI; FBI; FBI; FBI; FBI
texts
eye 1,761
favorite 2
comment 0
Highlander Folk School
Topics: FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation, DOJ, Department of Justice, Law Enforcement, FBI, Federal...
Ernie Lazar FOIA Collection: General Files A-Z
texts
eye 217
favorite 1
comment 0
Freedom of Information Act Document: FOIA: Highlander Folk School-HQ-2
Topics: highlander, folk, labor, school, xxxxxx, tennessee, bureau, deleted, investigation, pertained,...
National Film Preservation Foundation
by Frontier Films
movies
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Documentary celebrating the work of the Highlander Folk School, a progressive adult education center founded in 1932 in the mountain community of Monteagle, Tennessee.  People of the Cumberland  demonstrates how education and the labor movement can transform an impoverished mining region and bring hope to its people. Made by activist filmmakers, the movie ends with a call for a “new kind of America.”
Topic: sponsored film
73 Magazine (Amateur Radio Today)
texts
eye 6,700
favorite 2
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73 Magazine December 1965 (#63) Solid-State 432 Exciter - Puts out 8 watts on 432 MHz. A ham scoop ...... W9SEK 6 8058 Nuvistor Preamp for 432 MHz - Complete plans and layouts ...... I1L0V 10 UHF-VHF Dipper - 50 to 500 MHz with no work ...... WA1CCH 11 Transistorized FSM - Printed circuit board available for this one ...... W1JJL 14 Ham Christmas Gifts - Ho, ho, ho! It's that time again ...... 16 RF Measurements - Build a Q-meter and impedance bridge ...... K5JKX 20 A New Two Meter Heterodyne...
Topics: tlie, voltage, meter, antenna, circuit, frequency, transistor, output, watts, power, power supply,...
Community Video
by Tom Snyder
movies
eye 2,173
favorite 3
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These are old recordings, fairly good quality audio, of Tom Snyder when he had his radio show in the '90's.  Mostly interviews with celebrities.  Some short, some longer. For any Tom Snyder fans, this is a trip back in time and radio from one of the best.  Tom Snyder died in 2007.
Topics: Tom Snyder, 1990's radio, radio, old time radio
Cratediggers
by tomwsmf
audio
eye 21,524
favorite 24
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(From Wikipedia) "Long John Nebel (born John Zimmerman; June 11, 1911 – April 10, 1978) was an influential New York City talk radio show host. From the mid-1950s until his death in 1978, Nebel was a hugely popular all-night radio host, with millions of regular listeners and what Donald Bain described as "a fanatically loyal following" to his syndicated program, which dealt mainly with anomalous phenomena, UFOs, and other offbeat topics. Nebel's program gave the impression of...
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Topics: radio, ufo, skeptics, jean shepherd, shepherd, nebel, long john, candy, jackie gleason, flying...